Strategic competition tends to be viewed as a worrisome, even threatening, prospect. It need not be.
Despite a rocky start to this year, the overwhelming expectation is that Xi will be granted a third term as party leader.
China’s ability to conduct world-class research is improving, but likely much more slowly and steadily than most headlines insist.
China’s GDP growth target looks highly challenging in light of the Ukraine war and U.S. monetary tightening.
The Communist party should be worried about the risks that have built up in China’s financial system.
The Russian invasion has thrown a wedge into a fierce and growing divide within the Chinese polity.
Beijing is prioritizing reducing vulnerability to external pressures over optimizing value chains.
With Covid controls and perceived complicity in Russia’s aggression already threatening to isolate China, the risks of pursuing Xi's campaign should not be underestimated.
Because the truth is that Ukraine is a country whose demands represent the democratically-expressed will of its people.
It is extremely unlikely that China will shift its support for Russia, unless Western actions impact too heavily on the Chinese national interest.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is in clear violation of principles that China has held sacrosanct for almost 60 years.
While it’s tempting to simplify the Chinese tech sector to 'soft' versus 'hard' tech, this is not the reality.